SP200415 - Clinical studies, Medical nursing 3rd and 4th semester


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Supervised training 100/100

Course content

Practical studies in medical nursing
Nursing care for patients admitted to hospital for treatment and assessment.
Nursing care for patients with serious and life threatening illness.
Nursing care for terminal patients.
Nursing care for the patients' next of kin
Nursing care for children and their next of kin.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course, the student has knowledge about:
Illness and conditions that influence the patient's health
Basic needs of patients with acute, critical and chronic medical illness.
Nursing care for dying patients and their next of kin.
Communication with patients with medical illness, and understands the importance of information and counsel to patients and their next of kin.
Individual health promotion and disease prevention.
Medication administration in a medical ward
Nursing documentation in specialized health care services
Relevant laws and regulations
The competence of other professional groups.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
Provide nursing care for patients with acute, critical and chronic medical conditions
Apply relevant knowledge in the delivery of nursing care
Document nursing care based on the nursing process
Communicate and cooperate with patients and their next of kin
Give information, and counsel patients and their next of kin
Communicate and cooperate with other nurses and professional groups
Promote health and prevent further disease for individual patients
Administer medications safely and responsibly
Plan and deliver nursing care independently
Deliver safe nursing care in accordance with professional ethics and relevant laws and regulations.


General competence:
After completing the course, the student should:
Demonstrate a critical attitude towards nursing and the care services. Deliver evidence- based nursing with a caring attitude.

Learning methods and activities

Clinical studies (clinical placement)
Reflection, individually and in groups
Interprofessional learning

Further on evaluation

The subject is assessed to pass/fail. A mid- and final assessment is carried out. In the case of "possibly not passed" and "not passed" subject, the student must be notified in accordance with "Retningslinjer for gjennomføring og vurdering av veiledet praksisstudier ved Fakultet for Medisin og Helsevitenskap, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)".

To pass the subject the following is required:
- 90% study participation in the subject.
- Approved work requirements (see curriculum for clinical studies in nursing).
If a subject is assessed to fail, the whole subject must be retaken. In accordance with "Forskrift om studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet (NTNU)" §5-10, the student has access to retake the subject once, if the first attempt is assessed to fail.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nursing (050SY)

Required previous knowledge

Clinical studies in nursing 3th term- passed subjects from 1th term except SM100616 and passed clinical studies in 2th term.

Clinical studies in nursing 4th semester - passed all subjects from 1st and 2th term and clinical studies in 3th term.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Medicine, Health and Social Studies.
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Ålesund



Examination arrangement: Practical training

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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